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AGENT TRAINING
Dates: July 8-12, 2019
Ages: 9-12
Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Platform/languages: Scratch
Check-in: Mon-Fri 9AM
Pick-up: Mon-Fri 4PM
Tuition: $330 per week


BETA MASTERS
Dates: July 15-19, 2019 
Ages: 12-15
Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Platform/languages: Sketchpad, Construct 3
Check-in: Mon-Fri 9AM
Pick-up: Mon-Fri 4PM
Tuition: $330 per week


YOUNG HACKS ACADEMY

Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy is a summer program that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games and digital media about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. As serious as we are about exploring technology, YHA is also committed to having fun away from the screen, moving campers outside each day for unplugged games. No programming experience is required. For more information, visit younghacks.com.


Agent Training for Grades 5-7
Preparing the next generation of problem-solvers, YHA Agent Training teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. Whether it’s public speaking or collaborating with peers, YHA models essential leadership techniques that will immediately help students in and out of the classroom. Agents tackle daily missions using Scratch, a fun programming tool that empowers students to quickly start developing their own games and interactive stories. The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only entertain their friends, but also teach something about important topics that are impacting our local and global community. For YHA alums and students with advanced Scratch skills, AT Plus projects will also be offered for higher complexity and game customization. 

Beta Masters for Grades 7-9
Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative issue-based game prototype from conception to completion. Students will push their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with a robust, cloud-based game engine—all with one goal in mind—securing seed investments from friends and family at Friday’s beta release party! 


 



What your child will learn at YHA:
The core concepts of computer programming and video game design

How to build a technical journal

Strategies for efficient collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving

Best practices for public speaking—ability to pitch and present work

Exploration of important local and global issues


Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Agent Training 
114-30-43400
9 - 12  N/A  MTuWThF  07/08/2019 - 07/12/2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gorham Middle School
$330.00 R, $330.00 NR
 
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Beta Masters 
114-30-43400
12 - 15  N/A  MTuWThF  07/15/2019 - 07/19/2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gorham Middle School
$330.00 R, $330.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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